By: Alexis Guerra
Like of the Week: Behold: An Artist who Paints with her Pout!
Red lipstick is riveting. It’s sexy, bold and fun. Other uses for it can now include artistic medium. That’s because Natalie Irish, a Houston, Texas artist, has taken the iconic colored tube of lipstick and created a this stunning portrait of sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, ONLY using her lips.
Since then she has created other works by using this same method and is garnering lots of attention for her impressive method. Truly a visionary, she states that though her work does take some time to create, and often results in weary eyes and a tired pucker, it can’t be denied this talented and gifted young woman has a knack for taking one of style’s most coveted beauty products and using it to produce timeless and dynamic work.
To actually see Natalie creating this visionary work, check out the video below:
Dislike of the Week: Marriage Equality is Not Accepted at Dollywood…
Marriage equality is something that many people in our Country have been fighting for for some time now, and you would think after everything that people are going through to make sure equality is doled our fairly, that more people would have an open mind. State of Tennessee, sadly, I’m looking at you.
Last weekend, lesbian, Olivier Odom, brought her family to the Knoxville theme park, Dollywood, (Yes, as in Dolly Parton) and was forced to turn her Human Rights Campaign shirt with the phrase “ Marriage is So Gay” inside out. What ever happened to freedom of speech or the fact that there isn’t anything remotely vulgar about the message of this tee that should warrant this sort of demand at all to begin with?
Olivier’s wife, Jennifer Tipton had this to say about the incident: “That’s what we found so offensive — that [the park employee] said it was a family park. Families come in a wide range of definitions these days and we were with our family.”
Olivier obliged only to have her family admitted into the park but it still raises questions on an issue that isn’t going to go away. Dollywood spokesman, Pete Owens has said that he will reach out the couple to address the issues brought up. At the end of the day, it’s a t-shirt, this is America and whether or not some people want to admit it, times are changing. Whether it’s spoken aloud, in print or with a fashion statement, equality is not only a privilege but also a personal right that should be respected. What are your thoughts?